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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    Have a retro Vegas experience, skip the beautiful hotels and the five star restaurants and go enjoy Vegas the way it was meant to be experienced. First off book a room at Binions Horseshoe Hotel right downtown. I'm sure you can get it for under twenty bucks. Shows are for pussies so go hit the tables early and plan on staying there until late. Drink hard and often until you can't hardly see the cards in front of you. After you are down to your last $100 get away from tables and head over to the Palomino Club to end your evening. Hire the skankist girl you can find in there for a couple of lap dances and then go back to the hotel and pass out. 18 holes at the Desert Inn course the next day fully hung over would complete your stay but sadly they blew that sucker up. Just ask Landpoke what a good time this is.

    Palomino Club? It is still around? I think my only visit was in my college days. I am sure I would have never dropped into a place like that after I was married.

    That place is where I learned strippers don't necessarily like men better than women. Since then strip joints had no appeal to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    I don't even have to spend a dollar on desert, as I have plenty of it behind my house, free of charge.
    And yet you still laid all that sod in your back yard. Robin's going to hear about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    And yet you still laid all that sod in your back yard. Robin's going to hear about this.
    I have no problem with D-hole's lawn. The man needs his grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinFinderson View Post
    I have no problem with D-hole's lawn. The man needs his grass.
    You can kiss up all you want, but I won't be sharing my grass with you anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinFinderson View Post
    I have no problem with D-hole's lawn. The man needs his grass.
    Told you he'd hear about it. What I didn't tell you is that he'd be fine with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    Just ask Landpoke what a good time this is.
    If I had to hang in Vegas for an evening with anyone on this board, Landpoke would definitely get the nod. Dude puts the spearmint in Spearmint Rhino.

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    I'm looking for a Vegas pool recommendation. I always stay at PH because they comp me and their sportsbook/rooms have HD which wasn't the standard a couple years ago surprisingly.

    ldc and I are going in August for our anniversary and I'm interested in the pool. As there won't be football the sportsbook is meaningless. I know Mandalay used to be the bees knees, is that still the top of the city for pools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I'm looking for a Vegas pool recommendation. I always stay at PH because they comp me and their sportsbook/rooms have HD which wasn't the standard a couple years ago surprisingly.

    ldc and I are going in August for our anniversary and I'm interested in the pool. As there won't be football the sportsbook is meaningless. I know Mandalay used to be the bees knees, is that still the top of the city for pools?
    Ceasar's palace has amazing pools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    Ceasar's palace has amazing pools

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    I also hear the rio is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I'm looking for a Vegas pool recommendation. I always stay at PH because they comp me and their sportsbook/rooms have HD which wasn't the standard a couple years ago surprisingly.

    ldc and I are going in August for our anniversary and I'm interested in the pool. As there won't be football the sportsbook is meaningless. I know Mandalay used to be the bees knees, is that still the top of the city for pools?
    Ever stayed at Elara? I think it used to be one of PH's towers until Hilton bought it. Really cool rooms.

    I've got nothin' to add about Vegas pools, sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I'm looking for a Vegas pool recommendation. I always stay at PH because they comp me and their sportsbook/rooms have HD which wasn't the standard a couple years ago surprisingly.

    ldc and I are going in August for our anniversary and I'm interested in the pool. As there won't be football the sportsbook is meaningless. I know Mandalay used to be the bees knees, is that still the top of the city for pools?
    http://www.wetnwildlasvegas.com/

    The pools at Red Rock (less than a mile from my house) or Green Valley are top notch without the Strip douchery.

    If you'e looking for a really cool and contemporary hotel, Palm's Place is really great. It's next to The Palms, so that's a bit of a negative, but other than that, we enjoyed it for a little anniversary staycation.

    One more thing. My wife and I finally saw Le Reve a couple weekends ago. We both thought it was fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I'm looking for a Vegas pool recommendation. I always stay at PH because they comp me and their sportsbook/rooms have HD which wasn't the standard a couple years ago surprisingly.

    ldc and I are going in August for our anniversary and I'm interested in the pool. As there won't be football the sportsbook is meaningless. I know Mandalay used to be the bees knees, is that still the top of the city for pools?
    Can't really help you with pools, but there is a cool cover band that plays in PH you should check out if you have the time:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter...singer?fref=ts

    They play a couple nights a week from 9pm - 1am.

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    I'm trying to figure out what shows to see with my wife while in VEG. I've seen Love, O, Mystere, and KA (and would rank them in that order), she hasn't seen any. I will probably hit a Cirque show one night, and something else on another.

    Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I'm trying to figure out what shows to see with my wife while in VEG. I've seen Love, O, Mystere, and KA (and would rank them in that order), she hasn't seen any. I will probably hit a Cirque show one night, and something else on another.

    Any recommendations?
    I saw Absinthe a week ago. Way over the top raunchy comedy, but some of the most unbelievable cirque style acrobatics you'll ever see--and 10 feet away. Don't go if she's easily offended, but highly recommended if not or on your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    I saw Absinthe a week ago. Way over the top raunchy comedy, but some of the most unbelievable cirque style acrobatics you'll ever see--and 10 feet away. Don't go if she's easily offended, but highly recommended if not or on your own.

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    Definitely not Mrs. V thing.

    I've never seen BMG, there must be some appeal, since it has been around for so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I'm trying to figure out what shows to see with my wife while in VEG. I've seen Love, O, Mystere, and KA (and would rank them in that order), she hasn't seen any. I will probably hit a Cirque show one night, and something else on another.

    Any recommendations?
    I saw MJ One and it was awesome.

    My fav 'Cirque' show is Le Reve.

    Any concerts while you are in town?

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    My wife don't like the same music, so finding a concert we both would enjoy is tough.

    MJ One looks fantastic, but I've heard such good things about Le Reve, I want to see that for our Cirque night. I'm thinking we'll check out Blue Man for the other show.

    Is really that much of a discount to buy tickets from those places on the strip? Going from memory it seems I can get a better deal at www.bestofvegas.com; plus I have the added benefit of avoiding the strip and the porn-passing-oopma-loompas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    My wife don't like the same music, so finding a concert we both would enjoy is tough.

    MJ One looks fantastic, but I've heard such good things about Le Reve, I want to see that for our Cirque night. I'm thinking we'll check out Blue Man for the other show.

    Is really that much of a discount to buy tickets from those places on the strip? Going from memory it seems I can get a better deal at www.bestofvegas.com; plus I have the added benefit of avoiding the strip and the porn-passing-oopma-loompas.
    Tix for tonight is pretty weak. Call the box office they will match or give you a better deal. I have seem Ka, La Reve and Mystere. I saw the MJ one in salt lake not sure if its the same but it was cool. Mystere was by far my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    I have the added benefit of avoiding the strip and the porn-passing-oopma-loompas.
    I'm always amazed that I can be walking down the strip with my wife and they will still try and hand you those cards. i know almost anything goes in Vegas but how many couples hire a hooker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    I saw Absinthe a week ago. Way over the top raunchy comedy, but some of the most unbelievable cirque style acrobatics you'll ever see--and 10 feet away. Don't go if she's easily offended, but highly recommended if not or on your own.

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    Very accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    My wife don't like the same music, so finding a concert we both would enjoy is tough.

    MJ One looks fantastic, but I've heard such good things about Le Reve, I want to see that for our Cirque night. I'm thinking we'll check out Blue Man for the other show.

    Is really that much of a discount to buy tickets from those places on the strip? Going from memory it seems I can get a better deal at www.bestofvegas.com; plus I have the added benefit of avoiding the strip and the porn-passing-oopma-loompas.
    I, too, have heard great things about La Reve. I have a friend that has seen all of the big/popular shows in Vegas. Some many times. He highly recommended La Reve. His favorite is Absinthe. He's seen both a half dozen times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    I'm always amazed that I can be walking down the strip with my wife and they will still try and hand you those cards. i know almost anything goes in Vegas but how many couples hire a hooker?
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    MJ and I have the opportunity to take a quick vacation while my mom is in town later this year. We were thinking of just driving to the hill country but most of the stuff we'd do out there would be more fun with kids. So I'm trying to figure out where we can go that is quick and easy to get to and would be fun and a new experience. We've never really been to Vegas...I mean we've been there for bowl games and I frequented it as a kid, but we've never been there for vacay. So I'm looking into stuff to do to see if it's worth it. We've got basically two or three days and we'd fly out on a Friday morning or afternoon and fly back Sunday or possibly Monday morning.

    Any recommendations for the following (keeping in mind MJ gets offended at prolonged profanity)?
    - Hotels
    - Restaurants
    - Shows
    - Sunday activities...this one will be tough. We don't usually hit church on vacay and MJ was okay doing a Normandy tour on Sunday back on the France trip. Maybe a drive to the south rim of the grand canyon? It's far but I don't think she's ever seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    MJ and I have the opportunity to take a quick vacation while my mom is in town later this year. We were thinking of just driving to the hill country but most of the stuff we'd do out there would be more fun with kids. So I'm trying to figure out where we can go that is quick and easy to get to and would be fun and a new experience. We've never really been to Vegas...I mean we've been there for bowl games and I frequented it as a kid, but we've never been there for vacay. So I'm looking into stuff to do to see if it's worth it. We've got basically two or three days and we'd fly out on a Friday morning or afternoon and fly back Sunday or possibly Monday morning.

    Any recommendations for the following (keeping in mind MJ gets offended at prolonged profanity)?
    - Hotels
    - Restaurants
    - Shows
    - Sunday activities...this one will be tough. We don't usually hit church on vacay and MJ was okay doing a Normandy tour on Sunday back on the France trip. Maybe a drive to the south rim of the grand canyon? It's far but I don't think she's ever seen it.
    If she is offended at prolonged profanity and you are forcing guys to shave during intramurals, I would avoid Vegas altogether. Have you thought about Nauvoo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    If she is offended at prolonged profanity and you are forcing guys to shave during intramurals, I would avoid Vegas altogether. Have you thought about Nauvoo?
    Been there. Done that.
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    gambling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Been there. Done that.
    Vegas is easy. Lots of good hotel options (I like the pallazzo or venetian if I'm staying there for vacation; off strip if for work). Just pick one that seems like a good deal. There are always a few clean show options; most (but not all) of the Cirque de Soleil stuff is fine and usually entertaining. Lots of good restauarants. Breakfast buffet at the place in the back of ceasars; The french Bistro place upstairs in the Venetian, etc. Its easy to find decent places there. So just go without too much of a plan and enjoy. I think a weekend on the strip is about right. ANy longer and it gets old fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    gambling?
    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    No.
    if gambling and sunday activities are going to be a problem, not sure vegas is for you... maybe think about branson?
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    although the hoover dam is an awesome if touristy thing to do
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